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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

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You are the protector of Luke Skywalker.

Director:

Jon Knoles

Writers:

George Lucas (story), Leigh Brackett (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Weena Mercatur Weena Mercatur ... The Hopping Woman (N64 version) (credit only)
Bob Bergen ... Luke Skywalker (PC version) (voice)
John Cygan ... Dash Rendar (PC version) (voice)
Lisa Fuson ... Leia Organa (PC version) / Guri (PC version) (voice)
Tom Kane ... Leebo (PC version) (voice)
Nick Tate ... Prince Xizor (PC version) / IG-88 (PC version) (voice)
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Storyline

Set in between Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Shadows of the Empire centers around smuggler Dash Rendar as he fights to save Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia from the clutches of the Galactic Empire. From the Battle of Hoth to the desolate deserts of Tatooine, Shadows of the Empire follows Dash Rendar and his fight to save the Rebels from the desolate hands of the Empire. Written by Johnny

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The piece of music played at the title screen/select file screen was not composed for the game, it was unused music composed for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). See more »

Crazy Credits

If a player's file is renamed "_CREDITS", the game credits will play as usual, but with the addition of strange subtitles that parody the "Swedish" subtitles from the opening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". See more »

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The N64 and PC version differ greatly. The PC version has sharper and smoother gameplay graphics (using a 3D card) than the N64 version. The PC version and N64 version have slightly different cutscenes, that being the PC version has full-motion cinematic cutscenes with sound effects and voices, while the N64 version just has drawn sketches with text at the bottom of the screen. Plus, during gameplay, where in the N64 version you had to read what the characters were saying to you, the PC version has voices. See more »

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Soundtracks

Main Title/The Ice Planet Of Hoth
(from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980))
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Used in opening cinematic and main title screen
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Finally played and loved it
1 April 2017 | by starhorsepaxSee all my reviews

I loved how this was a multimedia release and had read the books, comics and had the tie ins years ago. But alas, nothing to play the game on! Well GOG finally released it and I just finished it on 'easy'. I did NOT find easy to be easy! But I enjoyed the way its story ties into the book and comic. The only thing really stopping me giving it 10 is 3 little details. 1. Some of the scenes were too dark. Whether it was an age thing or what, it made it hard to see to navigate. 2. auto aim was atrocious. Never worked if the robot shooting at me was beneath me.

3. Dash has an annoying habit of running off cliffs. Hitting back space, crouching, sometimes nothing stopped him. Finally I found a Logitech Gamepad worked better than the keyboard.

I did find the swoop riding fun when I got the hang of it and the space combat was great!

The graphics are dated. But that's okay because those dianoga monsters in the sewers are one thing I do not want greater detail on.

Given its age it was a great game and reminded me a lot of the Dark Forces series. I just wish it had let me do the aiming!


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